Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Information Visualization Simon Fraser University, School of Computing Science Canada


Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Information Visualization

 

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is actively building a diverse, inclusive community and invites applications for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Information Visualization within the School of Computing Science. This appointment opportunity is limited to candidates at the rank of Full Professor. Tier 1 Chairs are intended for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields.

 

We are seeking a candidate with a prominent international profile and established world-class research program in information visualization, human computer interaction, and interactive technologies. Candidates are expected to have a record of excellence in research, graduate student supervision, training of postdoctoral fellows, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, they are expected to have an outstanding record of securing external research funding from national granting agencies and through national and international industry collaborations. Applicants with a commitment to the advancement of women and other underrepresented groups in computer science will be given priority. SFU requires a Ph.D. in computer science or related area.

 

This position is contingent upon the applicant receiving a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair; therefore, only senior investigators with outstanding research outputs (e.g., publication record, patents, prototypes, knowledge mobilization activities, performing arts activities, non-traditional forms of scholarship) relevant to their discipline, will be considered. The position is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-Agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). This Tier 1 CRC is tenable for seven years and may be renewed for a second term. Interested applicants are invited to review the initial appointment and chair renewal details of the CRC Program.

 

SFU is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 56 faculty members, 350 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors.

 

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of six referees. Your research and teaching statements should include an outline of the proposed CRC research program over seven years, an explanation of how the proposed research aligns with and advances SFU’s 2016-2020 Strategic Research Plan, and a discussion of how this Chair would strengthen graduate training at SFU. Submit applications here.


The deadline for receiving the complete application is February 15, 2019. Any general inquiries regarding this posting may be directed to Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda, the Director of the School of Computing Science, mhefeeda@sfu.ca.

 

SFU recognizes that alternative career paths and/or career interruptions (e.g. maternity leave, leave due to illness) can impact research achievements and commits to ensuring that leaves are taken into careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to highlight how alternative paths and/or interruptions have impacted them in their application. SFU also recognizes the value of mentoring and research training, outreach, professional service, and nontraditional areas of research and/or research outputs; demonstrated experience in increasing diversity in the previous institutional environment, and in curriculum, is also an asset.

 

SFU is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

SFU offers several benefits and services aimed at creating a more inclusive and accessible campus community for faculty, please see the Faculty Relations Benefits and Service page for more details. SFU is also committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations or have questions about SFU benefits, services, accommodations policies, or equity considerations please contact Catherine Stoddard, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at catherine_stoddard@sfu.ca.

 

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